Definition of odium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōdēəm/


General or widespread hatred or disgust directed toward someone as a result of their actions: his job had made him the target of public hostility and odium
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  • It was a clever stratagem for defeating the tax proposals without incurring the popular odium for doing so.
  • Stalin's military and political dispositions once the war started have incurred odium.
  • He concluded: ‘I am sorry if you are genuinely unaware of the public odium against your company in the West of London.’
disgust, abhorrence, repugnance, revulsion, loathing, detestation, hatred, hate, obloquy, dislike, distaste, disfavor, antipathy, animosity, animus, enmity, hostility, contempt;
disgrace, shame, opprobrium, discredit, dishonor


Early 17th century: from Latin, 'hatred', from the verb stem od- 'hate'.

Words that rhyme with odium

odeum, plasmodium, podium, sodium

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Syllabification: o·di·um

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